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In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
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Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
November 22, 2005
Albany -- What can you do to protect your home and yourself from robbers?
Police say the solutions are simple. Don't become complacent, always be aware of your surroundings, and don't make it easy for criminals to hide around your home and catch you off guard.
Todd Rowand lives just a couple blocks away from both Lake Park families who were robbed at gunpoint. "Of course the proximity makes you a little nervous," he says.
He says he and his wife have already talked about taking extra precautions. "We're starting to turn on our flood lights at night to illuminate this area where we get out of our vehicles."
"As we're driving into our driveway is there anything out of place, is there a car that shouldn't be there?"
Rowand also keeps his garage door closed and makes sure all doors, including dead bolts are locked. All things police say everyone should do. "One of the biggest things is people being creatures of habit. When they pull up to their house they do the same thing, pull right in, hop out, go right into the house. As you're pulling in let your headlights scan the area, and look," says Lt. Tracey Barnes.
Officers also recommend keeping the area around your home lit with motion-detecting lights and clear of tall foliage. "A lot of people have bushes that are grown up high in front of their houses, very easy for people to hide behind them. You need to keep them trimmed down where people cannot hide behind them," Barnes says.
And if you have a garage, close it as soon as you pull in. "If you open your garage you should be able to see if anybody is in there. Once you get in, close it before you exit your vehicle, and that way you can go right inside your house and no one can run up from the outside in," Barnes says.
Rowand says he's glad street lights help illuminate his house, but worries about what runs behind it. "In some of the alleys frankly it's not illuminated very well. I think that part of the problem," Rowand says.
And if you are confronted by a criminal, police say don't fight them, your safety is worth more than any possessions they may get away with.
Police also urge parents to teach their children to be aware of their surroundings, especially those who are home alone after school. They also recommend bringing them to neighborhood watch meetings where they can learn safety tips from officers.
Albany police say you can also sign up for their citizens police academy. Their next class is in March, but officers say they don't have a lot of interest. Only about a dozen people who sign up finish the 12-week course.